Article first published as Man of Steel Books and Artwork on kalel.com The Man of Steel Fan Page on Facebook has some cool pictures of new official merchandise. The books caught my eyes of course not only because I’m a known bibliophile, but also because they give cool hints about the costume and the movie. Frankly, while I do think that elimination the red outerwear in the movie looks good, it does not translate into comic pictures. Man of Steel: Reusable Sticker Book – Purchase Here Man of Steel: Superman Saves Smallville – Purchase Here Man of Steel: Friends and Foes (I Can Read Book 2) – Purchase Here Man of Steel: Superman’s Superpowers (I Can Read Book 2) – Purchase Here Man of Steel: The Fate of Krypton – Purchase Here Man of Steel: The Early Years: Junior Novel – Purchase Here
Superman – the granddaddy of all superheroes, the one who started it all, the icon who is held to higher standard in fiction and has set the standards for many of us in the non-fiction world. It’s no wonder why the franchise is almost 80 years strong and growing stronger.
Kingdom Come by Mark Waid and Alex Ross was the mega comic book event of the 1990’s. The story is complex and has multiple layers upon layers opened to interpretation by the reader. The artwork is breathtaking, which shows almost every DC character that has existed before 1990, the gauche paintings could be looked at for hours. They are, in fact, so complex that a separate guide of characters had to be created.
About: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller is a graphic novel originally published in 1986. The graphic novel, written and drawn by Miller, was originally released in a four-issue limited series called Batman: The Dark Knight. 224 pages Publisher: DC Comics; 10 Anv edition ISBN: 1563893428 My rating for The Dark Knight Returns – 5 Buy & Save on The Dark Knight Returns through the ManOfLaBook affiliate account on: Amazon | Book Depository US | Book Depository UK More books by Frank Miller Thoughts: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller, a best seller and rightly so, is a story of ideologies and how they skew people’s perceptions of what is right and what is wrong. With those ideologies and perceptions comes the sense of justice and punishment no matter how they might not fit the crime. However, for me, the major point of the book was how we decide what our role in society will be. The book is a scathing commentary on the political system at large. How boobs elected into office are being handled behind the scenes, wielding unimaginable power (nuclear warheads and Superman in this case) and how the idiotic talking heads on TV shape public…
The book touches on many themes, such as the role Jewish writers and artists played in American pop culture (like it or not comics are American mythology). However, escapism is probably the most important theme, whether it is from Nazi occupied Europe or from one of the characters sexual identity or physical weakness.